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Nice Knowing You, Chris Broussard

29 Apr

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The big story of the day (to some) was NBA player Jason Collins coming out as gay.  Collins became the first active players in one of the major pro sports to do so.  As expected, Democrats were elated.  Michelle Obama gave him a big shout out.  Bill Clinton joined in as well.  And least surprising of all, Barack Obama made sure to get a phone call in (and make sure that everyone in the media was aware of it).

Everything was going great until Chris Broussard appeared on ESPN’s “Outside The Lines.” Broussard is an NBA analyst and routinely appears on ESPN.  During a discussion of the big news that Jason Collins had come out as gay, Broussard has this to say:

“I’m a Christian. I don’t agree with homosexuality,” Broussard said. “I think it’s a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is.

“If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin … that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ,” he added.

Uh-oh.  Not good.  I’m sure that the higher-ups at ESPN nearly fell over when they heard about this.

As expected, #firechrisbroussard is already up and running on Twitter…created, of course, by the “tolerant” ones out there.

This subject is a tough one for me.  Gay people don’t bother me.  Religious people don’t bother me either.  Although there are exceptions, religious people typically are not tolerant of gay people (particularly gay people getting married).  But liberals, gay or otherwise, are definitely not tolerant or respectful of religious people.  So, I don’t see liberals ever having much of a leg to stand on when it comes to calls for tolerance.  If they ever practiced it, it might carry more weight when they demand it.

Tolerance is not simply being for gay people getting married or being pro-choice.  It is being tolerant of people with whom you disagree.  And I don’t see much of that coming from liberals these days.

I will be surprised if Broussard is not relieved of his duties at ESPN within the next day or so.

 

 

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Michelle Obama = 1%. Just Wait Until #OWS Hears About This!

17 Feb

Want your picture taken with First Lady Michelle Obama?  You got 5 grand?

The first lady is doing two events in town, a panel discussion with representatives from the left-leaning Emily’s ListNARAL and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health at the Institute of Contemporary Arton March 9. A ticket to that event can be had for the bargain basement price of $500.

But the “formal dinner and photo opportunity” with Mrs. O that follows is the big ticket item: $5,000 a head (or $2,500 for preferred seating and no pic).

Now you may recall that Michelle’s hubby blew through Boston last spring and did a pack of Kodak moments for $10,000 a pop. And back in March 2010, a similar Barack photo shoot went for $15,000. Leading us to wonder: Do the falling prices reflect the prez’s poll numbers????

I’m sure that the OWS protesters will be proud!  Nothing screams 99% like charging common folks $5,000 to take a picture with you.  But, to be fair, with the economy booming like it is, what’s $5,000?  I’m sure that all the unemployed people will find that doable.  Who knows, maybe Obama will call for a tax on millionaires to subsidize pictures with Michelle.  Who’d be surprised?

 

 

“We can affect who they will be forever”

21 Oct

 

On October 17, Michelle Obama was speaking on the South Lawn of the White House at a reception to honor schools that met the goals of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC).  In her speech, she said: (emphasis mine)

“When many kids spend half of their waking hours and get up to half their daily calories at school, you know that with the food you serve and, more importantly, the lessons you teach that you’re not just shaping their habits and preferences today, you’re affecting the choices they’re going to make for the rest of their lives. That’s why we start with kids, right?  We can affect who they will be forever.”

Yep, taking a look at the OWS protesters gives us all a good look at what happens when we let liberals get ahold of our children at schools and “affect who they will be forever.”

Government and liberal educators are the last people I want influencing and shaping my child.